March 10, 2008
SORRENTO, Fla. –
Junior All-American Caroline Westrup shot an even par 72 to move to the front of the Seminoles’ leader board and help the Florida State women’s golf team improve their team standing after two rounds of the UCF Challenge to Benefit The Florida Children’s Hospital at Red Tail Golf Club. Westrup improved her score by three strokes and moved up 22 positions in the individual standings as she helped the Seminoles move into 15th place in the team standings.
Top-ranked Duke vaulted to the top of the team leader board thanks to a second-round score of 282. Trailing fourth-ranked Southern California by a stroke entering the day, a trio of Blue Devils all finished under par to help the defending champions build an eight-shot lead on the remainder of the 18-team field. Duke sophomore Alison Whitaker held onto her lead in the race for medalist honors through 36 holes by shooting a 71 on the 6,301-yard layout.
Florida State improved its team score by 10 strokes as it counted a 72 (Westrup) and a trio of 74’s (Whitney Brummett, Whitney Wright and Macarena Silva). The Seminoles’ team score of 294 was tied for the eighth lowest team score of the second round.
Westrup (Ahus, Sweden) rebounded from a three-over par score of 75 in the first round to lead the Seminoles in the second round. She led the Seminoles and is now in a tie for 36th place with a two-round total of 147. Westrup played her best golf on her second nine holes of the day as she finished with a two-under par score after finishing two over during her first nine holes of the afternoon.
Brummett (Eureka. Mo.) continued to play very consistently as she carded a second straight round of 74. She is in a tie for 42nd place. Wright (Rockingham, N.C.) improved by one stroke after finishing with a 75 in the first round. Silva (Santiago, Chile) showed the team’s best upside with a six-stroke improvement after carding an 80 in the tournament’s first round.
Florida State will close the tournament as they play with Furman and Vanderbilt in the final round on Tuesday.
UCF Challenge to Benefit The Florida Children's Hospital/Par 72 Red Tail Golf Club/Sorrento, Fla./March 9-11, 2008/Second Round FSU Results 15/18. Florida State 304 294 598 T36. Caroline Westrup 75 72 147 T42. Whitney Brummett 74 74 148 T53. Whitney Wright 75 74 149 76. Macarena Silva 80 74 154 T80. Lauren Cousart 80 77 157
UCF Challenge to Benefit The Florida Children's Hospital/Par 72 Red Tail Golf Club/Sorrento, Fla./March 9-11, 2008/Second Round Team Results 1. Duke 564 10. Auburn 583 2. Purdue 572 11. Louisiana State 584 T3. Southern Cal. 575 T12. Tennessee 591 T3. Florida 575 T12. UCF 591 5. UCLA 577 14. Arkansas 592 T6. Pepperdine 580 15. Florida State 598 T6. Georgia 580 16. Vanderbilt 599 8. Alabama 581 17. New Mexico 605 9. Oklahoma State 582 18. Furman 606